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References for trees

Reference information to support lawyers to help clients who have neighbourhood issues relating to trees.

Dispute Settlement Centre

This free service can mediate a dispute between neighbours who have a disagreement about trees. The service is free.

See Dispute Settlement Centre—Trees(opens in a new window).

The Law Handbook

Fitzroy Legal Service's Law Handbook has the following information about neighbourhood disputes, including trees.

See Nuisance(opens in a new window).

The Lawyers Practice Manual

Westlaw's resource, designed to help clients with common client matters, includes information about trees in thier neighbourhood disputes pages.

This resource is only available to staff at Victoria Legal Aid.

See: Neighbourhood disputes [4.6.101](opens in a new window).

Magistrates' Court

The court website has information about the steps involved in taking the matter to court and defending a matter.

See:

Victorian Law Reform Commission

The consultation paper, published the commission in December 2017, gives examples of tree disputes, shows how these disputes are dealt with in other jurisdictions and canvases options for law reform.

See Victorian Law Reform Commission—Neighbourhood tree disputes(opens in a new window).

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